Whether you own a pet store or maybe you just sold a fish to someone that lives hundreds of miles away, you’re going to more than likely resort to shipping them out. Shipping a fish is going to be a lot different than shipping a box of papers so it’s very important that you know how to ship them properly. Listed below are a few quick steps that one should take in order to ensure that the fish stays alive once it reaches its destination:
First, make sure that you avoid feeding the fish two days ahead of time.Never heard of this before? Get up to speed here. This is going to ensure that they don’t soil themselves in the bag of water while being shipped out. Place the fish in a bag that is no larger than 2 milliliter and be sure to keep only one fish to each bag. Once the fish are placed, mark the bag with the fish type as well as the date it was placed inside of the bag.
Once the fish has been labeled and placed inside of the bag, you’re going to want to make sure that there is no more than 1/3 water inside. Too much water can deprive the fish of oxygen. Place the fish in a box that is snug around the bag, placing packing peanuts and foam around it. You’ll want to make sure that the fish can’t move around.
When everything is said and done, be sure to alert the post office that there is a live animal inside and also be sure that you ship it out as soon as possible. By following these steps, you can be assured that the fish will arrive safely.Still bored? Click to continue: Fishing Adventures